Hi everyone, I have a few questions regarding a planning education.
I was wondering what are some good graduate programs, other than Rutgers in my home state of New Jersey, that offer solid international planning and development or economic development programs? Also, which is a better specialization? I'm torn because I want to do something with an international focus and yet I am worried about job availability even if I get this degree.
Finally, I know a lot of people ask this but I want to be a realistic about my chances at any of these grad schools, because my credentials for grad school may be a bit iffy.
I am a 3rd-year student at a top public school, with a GPA of 3.26, usually fluctuating in the 3.2-3.3 range. I will take the GREs sometime this year, and I'm projecting something in the 1100-1300 range, we'll say 1100 to be conservative. I am an economics major and a statistics minor. The only relevant experience that I will have is a potential internship at a county economic development office this summer, which looks very close to a lock at this point.
Given this information, it would be great to know where I stand and what I should be aiming for, and any additional advice would be greatly appreciated.